Turning Point Park

Turning Point Park, Rochester: Address, Turning Point Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Turning Point Park
4.5
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Mary
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Sep 2020 • Couples
I’ve lived here my whole life and never knew this was here. Lovely, quiet boardwalk over the the Genesee River turning basin, good views, interesting river plants and stately swans cruising through the water. I hope to get back later in the fall when the colors change. Well worth the visit.
Written September 25, 2020
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ExplOreTheWOrld12353
Boston, MA12 contributions
Aug 2018
This fantastic boardwalk leads you through the picturesque marshes and waterways of the old turning point for boats on the Genessee River. We walked it from Boxart Street all the way to the marina and Ontario Beach Park (which was full of beach volleyball, sand, sun, a carousel, and lovely green space). This boardwalk is wonderful!
Written September 10, 2018
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C-Pat21
Rochester, NY141 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
The whole family likes to visit the park for the boardwalk that goes for quite a ways over the river. You can spot lots of wildlife on the walk as well.
If you enter from Boxart street be aware there is a steep hill down to the boardwalk which you have to climb back up at the end. This is all part of the paved trail, but still a challenge for people with bad knees or other similar issues.
Written August 22, 2019
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squirrelcreek
Bailieboro, Canada45 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Its lovely to visit this historic landmark. Well groomed trails right on the river. Easy walking and great for biking.
Written June 27, 2018
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evanrochester
Rochester, NY31 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
Rochester is not on the short list of many travelers' wish lists, but it should be. Of the many natural, cultural, architectural and recreational attractions of the Flower City, the Genesee River Gorge through the heart of the city is probably the most impressive. The north-flowing Genesee tumbles through a dramatic gorge right within the city limits, including the 100' High Falls right downtown and several other marvelous cascades between downtown and Great Lake Ontario, about 10 miles north. Between downtown and the end of the Genesee is a truly wild gorge, and Turning Point Park is the gorgeous final bend in the river before reaching the lake. The award-winning Turning Point Park recreation trail is essentially a 0.4-mile bridge out over the Turning Point basin--an especially dramatic section of the Genesee Riverway Trail (that connects to the equally fabulous Erie Canalway Trail and Genesee Valley Greenway just south of downtown in Genesee Valley Park). Turning Point is a place for walkers and bikes, runners and birders, boat-watchers and sun seekers. It truly is a remarkable, singular urban nature oasis--so close to many attractions and amenities but so far from the bustle of the surrounding city.
Written February 13, 2017
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Ray Shaheen
Rochester, NY217 contributions
Jul 2021
This is one of the most beautiful pedestrian trails in a region that has many! One enters the trailhead, just North of Riverside Cemetary, and proceeds downhill for a couple of miles Until you see a great winding boardwalk, where you can fish, people-watch watch innumerable waterfowl, or just relax.
You continue North and end up on the Westside of Rochester Harbor, near the Charlote pier into Lake Ontario.
Written July 21, 2021
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kmass15584
Rochester, NY213 contributions
Sep 2019
I'd never been here before after a lifetime in Rochester, what a surprise. We parked up at the Turning Point parking lot and walked down to the left which was a paved road which wound down to the Genessee River. There is a huge boardwalk which goes out over the water and winds around and then reconnects to land. Swans were swimming, some kayakers passed, fisherman were on the boardwalk. Very lively and still peaceful. We walked for a couple of miles, it is also a terrific area for biking.
Written September 7, 2019
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l0rrie0ne
Rochester, NY52 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Eager to see what this was all about. So glad I drove there to experience the quiet, serenity, good walking path too.
Written June 4, 2019
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paulabarber222
Rochester, NY12 contributions
Oct 2018
I’ve walked along the Genesee River boardwalk many times with friends! Very peaceful and never the same twice! Highly recommended if visiting Rochester!
Written May 10, 2019
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Amirmah
Rochester, NY16 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
One of the very quiet parks of Rochester. The scenerey is beautiful and the abundance of aquatic surfaces gives this park an onsen like vibe (Onsens are natural spas in Japan). I highly recommend it in the summer months. I still have to visit in the winter to see the frozen lakes.
Written November 6, 2018
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